Published: 18 February 2014 18 February 2014
Vestas has confirmed that the DONG Energy has appointed Vestas as preferred supplier for the Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm in the UK using V164-8.0MW turbines.
The choice of Vestas is subject to the windfarm being awarded a Contract for Difference under the EMR FID-enabling regime, and to the parties agreeing on a detailed supply agreement which is expected to be signed later this year. The Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm has a maximum capacity of 258MW and is located 7 kilometres off the English west coast besides the existing Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm which has a capacity of 90MW. Based on the formal permits and timetable for the offshore wind farm it could potentially be built from second half of 2016. DONG Energy has not taken a final investment decision to build the offshore wind farm. This would be the first commercial order for the V164-8MW turbine.